Mega Force's ABA opener pushed back
The Hawaii Mega Force's opening game in the American Basketball Association has been moved to Nov. 26 against the L.A. Aftershock, the team's owner said yesterday.
The Mega Force was originally scheduled to play Tacoma last Sunday to begin its inaugural season in the ABA, but that two-game series was moved to January. The team was then set to play the Inglewood Cobras this week, but Hawaii owner Orrys Williams said those games were also canceled due to a mix-up, delaying the team's debut another week.
Williams said the team has been practicing and is still working on securing a home site at either Blaisdell Arena or Bloch Arena at Pearl Harbor.
Wildcats tip Vulcans in basketball opener
Chico State defeated No. 21 Hawaii-Hilo 90-77 in the NCAA Division II basketball season opener for both teams last night in Chico, Calif.
Five players scored in double figures for the Wildcats, who were led by Pat Galos and Olajuowon Jones with 15 points apiece.
Justin Griffin had 25 points to lead the Vulcans, who were plagued by 21 turnovers and were 0-for-5 from beyond the arc.
Sceats, Diepraam fall in Futures doubles
The University of Hawaii doubles team of seniors Ryan Sceats and Jarrod Diepraam lost their first-round match in the main draw of the Honolulu Futures tennis tournament at the UH Tennis Complex.
Jamie Hunt and Shane Laporte defeated Sceats and Diepraam 6-2, 6-2.
Sceats and UH teammate Sascha Heinemann play in first-round matches today.
UH to host singlehanded sailing nationals
The University of Hawaii will host the ICSA/Vanguard Singlehanded National Championship sailing event Friday through Sunday at Keehi Lagoon.
Sophomore Tinja Anderson-Mitterling will be UH's lone representative in the event.
Thirty-two sailors -- 16 men and 16 women -- from across the nation are competing.
Races start at 11 a.m. on Friday and at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
34 players invited to MasterCard Championship
Thirty-four players have qualified to compete in the MasterCard Championship golf tournament at Hualalai Golf Club in Kaupulehu-Kona on the Big Island.
The Jan. 20-22 tourney launches the 2006 Champions Tour.
Hale Irwin, Tom Watson, Fuzzy Zoeller, Jay Haas, Tom Kite, Craig Stadler and defending champion Dana Quigley are just some who will be competing.
Up to four additional golfers (whose careers include a minimum of 30 combined PGA Tour/Champions Tour wins or 15 combined career wins with at least one major championship win) will be invited. Last year, the final four invitations went to Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Lee Trevino.
Marathon entries surpass last year's total
The number of entries for the Honolulu Marathon on Dec. 11 is more than the final total from 2004.
As of Monday, 25,753 had registered for this year's race. Last year, 25,671 entered.
Entries will be taken until Dec. 10.
To enter, log on to www.honolulumarathon.org.